Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Writer's Life: Counting Down to the Book Launch - 2 Days!

There is so much to do! Today I started to panic because I have yet to plan my reading. Note to self: plan your reading as soon as you wake up so that you can stop stressing about not having done it. However;  late this afternoon I did manage to figure out a cool "outside the box" "thing" to do at my reading. No dancing on tables, no baying like a lone wolf, but something a little out of the ordinary.

I asked the wonderful Christine and John, owners of Open Books for different ways other poets have made their time at the podium a day to remember. Christine wrote that one poet sang his poems (you don't want me to try that - I promise) and someone else showed short movies, another poet played recordings of Pablo Neruda and Paul Celan. Then Christine wrote "I would draw the line at X" and that is of course what I immediately needed to incorporate into my reading: X!

All I can say at this point is that X is not X-rated. Doing this involved airplanes and overnight service. Have I teased you enough? All I can say now is: See you at Open Books, Sunday @ 3:00 pm.


  1. I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us!! How exciting!

  2. All I'll say is, whatever you do, don't let it detract from the main event: you and your poems!

    Have a terrific reading, Susan...